Little Mouse Goes West (99 words) Once upon a whisker, there was a cowboy who bumped into luck and fell down hard. It was the kind of fall you don’t get up from easily. Mouse, who had followed the cowboy’s dust for miles, didn’t like it at all.
The Right Gift (119 Words) No, not flowers. He liked flowers, but it didn’t seem right. She sat, looking down at the quiet ground that was so unlike him. Davy had never been quiet. He had never stood still. Even in sleep, he was always tossing and stealing the blankets for himself. Peg’s mouth crookedContinue reading “The Right Gift #writephoto”
Reflection (74 Words) O looking back the way I came, I found my future much the same; The dreams short-lived, the shadows tall, Still one true Light above it all.
Ribbons in his Hair (161 Words) Emily knew the minute she went around the corner that she was about to get an earful. “It’s that time of the year again!” said the elf. He sat as if he’d been waiting for her, his hands clenched on tree bark and his green eyes seething petulant fire.Continue reading “Ribbons in his Hair”
Silver Shells and Beads (365 Words) His cousins were visiting. Tommy knew he should like it when his cousins visited, but they were a little older than him and always treated him like a baby. So when his parents and their parents went to the beach, Tommy spent most of his time playing in theContinue reading “Silver Shells and Beads”
Big Nose (133 Words) Big Nose would always remember that morning. It was bitter cold. But the calf was still alive. In the early light it rested there, not quite ready to stand, while Eddie kept the fire going. Big Nose kept close to the fire, too. Although the cold didn’t affect him badly, heContinue reading “Big Nose”
Home Is Where– (99 Words) The house behind them looked small. As they rounded the hill it vanished entirely from view as if it had never even been there. “Will you miss it?”
The Odd (139 Words) “I face odds well enough,” she said, “when they’re easy.” “Ah,” said he. “And am I easy?” “Are you odd?” They glared at each other. It was a humored glare, the irritation and resistance mixed with a joining humor.
The Flying Elephant (198 Words) They say that elephants have a long memory. Daffy had the shortest memory I’ve ever seen. When we found her as a baby, premature and weak, Ehan dedicated himself to that baby elephant’s care like no fairy I know. The hours he spent mixing gallons of nourishing drink from ourContinue reading “The Flying Elephant”
In the Current (199 Words) “Keep your eyes open,” said Dr. Fitz. “You’ll see it.” Grace Emry had been staring at the surf for almost an hour. The tide was rising and some of the waves were a good twenty-feet high, but there was nothing unexpected. She had no idea why Dr. Fitz’s research teamContinue reading “In the Current”